Lincoln County Schools is ranked No. 1 overall for the sixth consecutive year in achievement and fourth overall in the top quartile in growth for the third consecutive year for the South Central Core Region rankings for the 2021-22 school year. The South Central Districts are made up of 16 school districts, including Lincoln County and Fayetteville city school system. The rankings are based on the number of valid tests, while growth is a measure of student progress in tested subjects relative to the reference population of students tested in the most recent year.
“We take academic standing very seriously in Lincoln County Schools,” said Director of Schools Dr. Bill Health. “The hard work of our teachers and administrators, our students, and their families is evident with this being our sixth consecutive year with the best overall test scores in South Central Tennessee.”
School officials said the ranking as first is “the best and highest” a school system can be ranked.
Students were tested in English Language Arts (ELA) in grades three through eighth and English I and II, at the high school level. All elementary and middle schools ranked number one in ELA except fourth grade, which was number 11 after being number four last year. High school English I was number one, while English II was ranked number two.
ELA encompasses reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is often taught as a separate subject in elementary and secondary schools. ELA encompasses reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is often taught as a separate subject in elementary and secondary schools, as defined by state education guidelines.
Rankings in math for grades three through eighth were second, fourth, seventh, third, fourth and third, respectively. Lincoln County High School mathematics courses included Algebra I and II and Geometry, ranking third in Algebra I and Geometry and taking second in Algebra II.
In science, grade three ranked second, grade four was number four, grade five was number three, grade six came in at number two, and grades seven and eighth were number three. On the high school level, students were tested in biology and ranked number five.
Grades six, seven and eight were tested in social studies with the sixth and seventh grades ranking number one in the districts and eighth grade at number two. High school students were tested on US History and came in at number one.
The overall achievement average ranged from 2.79 as the highest to 12.61 as the lowest. Overall, Lincoln County was ranked number one with 2.79, with Fayetteville City Schools at 8.96.
The overall rank of ranks for growth placed Lincoln County at 6.44 and Fayetteville City Schools at 6.46, with the number one rank being 5.92 and 11.88 for number 16.
Approximately 60 schools in grades three through five were calculated in individual school results and 35 in grades six through 12.